The Japanese game artist Akira Toriyama has accumulated net worth of $50 million in 2017. Read his bio from age, family, salary, wife and children detail. Akira Toriyama is a celebrated Japanese manga artist who is mainly known for his unforgettable creation Dr. Slump and Dragon Ball. Toriyama has also designed famous game characters for some hugely popular video games like Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger and Blue Dragon. Akira Toriyama has also been an inspiration to many manga artists who admire his techniques and artistic caliber.
|Full Name||Akira Toriyama|
|Birth Date||April 5, 1955|
|Height||5.9 feet / 1.79 m|
|Net Worth||$50 Million|
|Source of Income||Cartoons, Games artist|
|Annual Salary||$3 Million|
|Children||Son and daughter|
Akira Toriyama was born in Nagoya, Aichi on 1955. He and his classmates used to draw imitations of anime and manga as there was no other form of entertainment. It was fun for all the students but when Akira received recognition for his picture of 101 Dalmatians from a local studio, he started taking it seriously.
After Toriyama bagged the Shogakukan Manga Award in early 1981 for best Shoujo manga, and over 35,000,000 copies of Dr. Slump was sold all over Japan. 13 years later, Dr. Slump was adapted into an anime 1997, which also made a huge success. His another famous creation was Dragon Ball which did even better than his first remarkable work Dr. Slump. With more than 240 million copies sold, it was regarded as the “second best-selling manga of all time”. Dragon Ball was also released as an anime series and was more successful. The manga character Akira was named after this super-talented Japanese artist.
According to The Richest, Akira Toriyama’s estimated net worth is $45 million however, the website post was published about 2 year back, that means today his net worth should be over $50 million.
Toriyama is a shy and reserved man and usually avoids interviews. The flap covers of 42 Dragon Ball volumes give a hint of his personal life and experiences. His involvement with his creation and his frustration at times have been depicted in those flap covers through drawings. Some of those covers also had his images with his pets and children. In his career he has created more than 40 manga series. It is known that he has a fondness for animals and has many pets like birds, dogs, fish and even lizards and bugs. He also loves cars and motorcycle.
The details about his education is not known. Since childhood, he was into drawing and he is mostly self-taught. He studied in a technical high school and earned his degree. His never enjoyed monotonous jobs. Toriyama married a former manga artist Yoshimi Kato who worked under the pen name Nachi Mikami. They have two children; a son named Sasuke and a daughter whose name is not known.